Alexander Mamut

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Alexander Mamut
Born Александр Леонидович Мамут
1960/1961 (age 53–54)[1]
Residence Moscow
Citizenship Russia
Education Moscow State University
Occupation businessman and investor
Known for advisor to Boris Yeltsin
Net worth Increase US $ 3 billion (est.)
(February 2010)[1]
Spouse(s) Widowed, 3 children

Alexander Leonidovich Mamut (Russian: Александр Леонидович Мамут), born January 29, 1960 in Moscow to a family of lawyers,[2] is a businessman and investor.[3] He was previously an advisor to the former Russian government of Boris Yeltsin,[2] and was a friend of Yeltsin's daughter Tatyana Dyachenko.[4] He is best known outside Russia for his investment in LiveJournal via a media company which he co-owns, SUP Fabrik.[5] In May-June 2011 Mamut's firm A&NN Capital Fund Management bought the book chain Waterstone's,[6][7] and Mamut was listed with the Waterstone's managing director James Daunt at fourth place in a 2011 Guardian list of the top 100 people in the British books industry.[8]


  1. ^ a b "The World's Billionaires (2010): #655 Alexander Mamut". Forbes. March 3, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b (Russian) Мамут, Александр at
  3. ^ "The World's Billionaires (2008): #962 Alexander Mamut". Forbes. March 5, 2008. "Net worth: $1.2 billion" 
  4. ^ "Little-Known Power Broker Emerges in Kremlin Scandals". The New York Times. 
  5. ^ "Russian oligarch invades the blogosphere". The Daily Telegraph (London). January 6, 2008. 
  6. ^ Sweney, Mark (20 May 2011). "HMV sells Waterstone's for £53m". The Guardian. Retrieved 31 May 2011. 
  7. ^ Sillitoe, Ben (29 June 2011). "HMV Group completes sale of Waterstone’s". Retail Gazette. Retrieved 29 June 2011. 
  8. ^ Books Power 100: James Daunt and Alexander Mamut | No 4, The Guardian, 24 September 2011